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Oral history interview with Wellington Groves, 1965 Apr. 23

Interviewee:
Groves, Wellington
Interviewer:
Bestor, Dorothy K., 1913-
Subject:
Inverarity, Robert Bruce
Federal Art Project (Wash.)
Index of American Design
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel (45 min.) ; 5 in.
Transcript: 15 p.
General Note:
Sound quality is poor.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Wellington Groves conducted 1965 Apr. 23, by Dorothy Bestor, for the Archives of American Art.
Groves speaks of working as an administrator in the Federal Art Project under Robert Bruce Inverarity; some of the work produced by the Project including dioramas and hooked rugs; the Index of American Design; and the benefits of government support for the arts.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Wellington Groves, 1965 Apr. 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Wellington Groves was a painter and art administrator.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Arts administrators
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12815
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213535
AAA_collcode_groves65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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